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How much time does it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

How much time does it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

Norflex (orphenadrine) & Valium?: These two drugs should only be prescribed by an MD In very specific cases, as they are both CNS depressants. valium ( a benzodiazepine) has a half life of 12 - 24 hrs, which means is takes 12 -24 hours for the amount in your blood stream to reduce by half. Norflex (orphenadrine) has a 16 h half life, so again, it will take 16 hours for half of the amount in your bloodstream to be eliminated. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Valium (Definition)

Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

How long is it supposed to it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

Depends: A drugs clearance depends on a number of factors. Generally speaking, with normal kidney and liver function both valium and Norflex (orphenadrine) should have negligible effects after about 7 excretion half lives which are 14 hours for Norflex (orphenadrine) and 30 hours for valium. We generally recommend that patients not drive for 24 hours after taking valium, which is the longer half life of the two medications. ...Read more

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I take 10 mg of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for ic. I have recently been prescribed norflex (orphenadrine) for back problems. Is it dangerous to take these meds within the same 12 to 24 hour period?

I take 10 mg of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for ic. I have recently been prescribed norflex (orphenadrine) for back problems. Is it dangerous to take these meds within the same 12 to 24 hour period?

Depends.: These drugs are synergistic in that both causes muscle relaxation and it can be very sedating if taken at the same time. Keep at l;east 4 hours between and time it when you are at home, don't drive or operate heavy machineries. Needless to say, do not drink alcohol with both. Be safe. ...Read more

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I currently take 5 to 10 mg. Of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for interstitial cystitis. Can I take norflex (orphenadrine) to help with back muscle tightness also?

I currently take 5 to 10 mg. Of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for interstitial cystitis. Can I take norflex (orphenadrine) to help with back muscle tightness also?

Interstitial cystiti: Ic is quite often associated with high tone pelvic floor musculature. This contributes to overall pelvic aching ; is a major factor for dyspareunia. Muscle relaxers, including valium, do have a role in treating this aspect of ic. I often prescribe valium vaginal suppositories rather than oral valium. Regardless of how it's ingested though, valium can be addicting. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: valium?

Please describe the medication: valium?

Tranquilizer: Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, and may impair driving. ...Read more

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Is there only 5 mg in the roche 10 valium?

Shouldn't be: All medications, whether branded or generic, sold in the United States, are required by the food and drug administration (fda) to have plus or minus twenty per cent of the stated dose to be legal.
So a medication which states 10mg can have between 8 and 12 mgs, which for some patients, may make a noticeable difference in their treatment. But 50 % difference should not be possible. ...Read more

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Need a Valium taper plan?

Need a Valium taper plan?

The slower the bette: When it comes to tapering someone off valium, I take it very slowly. I do not want to see one of my patients lulled into the false security that they can quickly taper off valium only to have them have a seizure 2 to 4 weeks later. Valium is a very long acting drug. Without knowing what type of anxiety you're being treated for, it is difficult for me to state that you should take an antidepressant. There have been some reports of using tegretol, an anticonvulsant in the long-term use of valium withdrawal to improve patient compliance and comfort during the long withdrawal process. Please lower valium under the direction of your psychiatrist. Take it slowly especially as you get down to lower amounts or withdrawal typically becomes more difficult. I wish you the best in this process and know that you can come off of the medication given proper emotional and if necessary medicinal support. ...Read more

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Is using Valium a relapase for an alcoholic?

It depends: Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat alcohol withdrawal in the acute detox phase. In that setting it is not a substance abuse relapse, because it's not being abused. If there's a legitimate medical need to take it, then it's not abuse. But recreational use during sobriety would be considered a relapse. ...Read more

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Is serax like valium?

Yes: Both are benzodiazepines. Benefit and side-effect profiles are similar. So too are the drawbacks: addiction potential, sedation, confusion, respiratory depression. Emotional depression. ...Read more

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Is Valium a real addiction?

Is Valium a real addiction?

Yes: People can become very addicted to medications like valium. They can develop severe psychological and physical addiction. In fact the withdrawal from a medication such as Valium can be life threating if not monitored and treated appropriatly. People often need a medically monitored detox. If you or someone is addicted seek medical help before trying to stop on your own! ...Read more

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Is Valium safe with paracetamol?

Is Valium safe with paracetamol?

Rather safe: Apart from both drugs being metabolized by liver, you can the two together occasionally but do ask your prescriber as you may have other conditions to consider. ...Read more

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Is Valium okay for hypertension?

Is Valium okay for hypertension?

Yes, but: It has no direct effect to lower bp, only a calming effect. There are far more effective medicines available to lower bp. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium with atenolol?

Can you take Valium with atenolol?

Atenolol/Valium: Some sedation added, otherwise ok, as prescribed. ...Read more

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Can Valium help with sea sickness?

Can Valium help with sea sickness?

Possibly: Valium is an antianxiety medication. It is calming and may help alleviate some symptoms, but it is not a motion sickness medication. ...Read more

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Is norflex (orphenadrine) addicting?

Yes it may be: Is a muscle relaxant.It works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Norflex (orphenadrine) has euphoric effects. Therefore, potential addiction or habit-forming is a good possibility. The medicine should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. The mood elevating effects may occur even at therapeutic doses of the drug. ...Read more

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Valium 10 mg suppository side effects?

Sedation: Sedation and a drunk like feeling. Possible sleepiness and lack of coordination as well as the discomfort of the insertion itself which should be mild. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and serax together?

No: This would not be a recommended combination as both are benzodiazepines. I cannot think of any reason to take both together and the interaction could be harmful. ...Read more

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Can Valium and nubain be used together?

Can Valium and nubain be used together?

Very carefully: Yes, benzodiazepines (like valium) can be co-prescribed with opioid analgesics (like nubain), but only under the watchful eye of a physician. These two classes of medications can be very harmful--even fatal--in combination, as the two classes of medications potentiates the effect of the other. Many people die from this combination of medications, so only take if a physician has prescribed. ...Read more

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Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

Not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read more

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Can u drink benedryl and Valium together?

Can u drink benedryl and Valium together?

You can: But it will have very strong synergistic effect, heavy sedating effect, may also cause stronger inhibition on the respiratory center. ...Read more

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Can Valium cause any sexual side effects?

Can Valium cause any sexual side effects?

Yes, mixed: Used chronically, there can be sexual side effects with valium. In one study comparing valium to xanax (alprazolam) in panic disorder, patients reported decreased libido (18.5%), increased libido (18.5%), and unspecified sexual dysfunction (7.4%). Menstrual irregularities were also reported in 18.4%. ...Read more

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How come librium doesn't work like valium?

How come librium doesn't work like valium?

A little different: It depends on the effect you're looking for. Librium and valium are both fairly long-acting benzodiazepines, but valium may be a little more potent as an anxiolytic. Valium may also be more lipid soluble, getting into the brain more quickly than librium. Librium's effect may be delayed also because the parent compound is less potent than its metabolites. ...Read more

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What does norflex (orphenadrine) contain?

Muscle relaxant: Norflex is the brand name for the muscle relaxant orphenadrine. ...Read more

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Does Valium help with root canal procedure?

Does Valium help with root canal procedure?

Yes: It will help to reduce anxiety before the procedure. Make sure you tell your dentist that you took valium as it will potentiate the effect of nitrous oxide if he provides it for his patients. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and temazepam together?

Can you take Valium and temazepam together?

Depending on the: Doses, yes you can. I would not use both at bedtime, only the temazepam. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Norflex (Definition)

Norflex is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more